Bakuchiol is a natural plant-based alternative to retinol and has been shown to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve tone and texture, and even skin pigmentation making your skin appear more radiant and youthful. It overflows with antioxidants, (you know these babies as your skin's bouncers, keeping free radicals at bay). It's most frequently used in skin care to reduce the visible signs of aging. In addition, Bakuchiol has been shown to be effective against acne and has been shown to provide antibacterial protection. Because of its gentler effect on the skin, many people prefer using bakuchiol skincare products instead of harsher, retinol-based ones.
Bakuchiol is a derivative of the amazing South Asian plant Psoralea Corylifolia. This purple, plucky flower grows in a dry, warm climate with an appearance similar to that of the clover flower native to North America. Skincare companies extract derived from the leaves and seeds of the Psoralea Corylifolia or Babchi plant. It's native to East Asia, where it's been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.
Bakuchiol is also known as 'Babchi' and sometimes 'Indian Ginsing' and can be found in supplements and skincare products all over the world, including skincare creams, toners, serums, oils, and more. It's antioxidant-rich ingredient (hear, "radiation barrier") that helps keep free radicals from having a frat party with your skin. Bakuchiol has been shown to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, dullness and rough texture. Bakuchiol belongs to a group of plant extracts known as Bakuchiols.